Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 21-08-2016

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Whizkid Yazdani ends Iran’s 16-year gold drought; Rahimi bags bronze
Iranian freestyle wrestler Hassan Yazdani Cherati and Hassan Rahimi on Friday adeptly employed a mix of primal hand-to-hand combat and complex tactics at the Rio Olympic bouts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, picking the gold and bronze, respectively.

Judge: Clinton must give written testimony in email case
A US federal judge has ruled that Democrat Hillary Clinton must respond in writing in a lawsuit over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

S-300 delivery to be completed in a month
Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said on Saturday that Iran will fully receive the remaining consignment of the Russian S-300 missile defense system in a month.

US reduces staff from Saudi Arabia dedicated to Yemen war
The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting Saudi Arabia’s air war in Yemen, the US Navy said on Saturday, after concerns over civilian casualties.

PM: Turkey to take more active role on Syria
Turkey will take a more active role in addressing the conflict in Syria in the next six months to prevent the war-torn country being divided along ethnic lines, Turkish Prime Binali Yildirim said on Saturday.

Rouhani praises Iranian athletes’ performance in Rio
President Hassan Rouhani praised the country’s athletes in the ongoing Olympic Games in Rio for bringing glory to Iran, extending special thanks to 18-year-old taekwondo player Kimia Alizadeh for winning the first-ever Olympic medal by an Iranian woman.

President says unity in Iraq can uproot terrorism
Iran’s president said unity in Iraq can uproot terrorism in the Arab country, reaffirming that Tehran will stand by the Iraqi government and nation in their fight against terrorism.

Iran keen on enhanced ties with Latin America
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday that promotion of ties with Latin America and Africa have always been on Iran’s foreign policy agenda.

Iran: Saudi’s Yemen invasion foiled Kuwait constructive plans
An Iranian official said on Saturday that the military aggression by Saudi Arabia against Yemeni people had prevented the constructive strategies of emir of Kuwait from taking effect.

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Iran says may allow Russia to use more air bases
The Iranian defense minister signaled on Saturday that depending on operational demands Tehran may allow more air bases to service more Russian bombers and fighters in the future.

Turkey: Assad can be part of transition period in Syria
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday that his country is willing to accept a role for Syrian President Bashar Assad during a transitional period, but insisted that he has no place in Syria’s future.

Tehran insists it stands beside Iraq
On Saturday Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated Tehran’s position that the Islamic Republic will stand beside the Iraqi government and people “under any situation”.

Over 340 companies to attend IRANTEXT intl. expo
Tehran will be hosting the 22nd edition of Iran’s international exhibition of Textile Machinery, Raw Materials, Home Textiles, Embroidery Machines and Textile Products known as IRANTEXT from September 3 to 6, IRIB news agency reported on Friday.

Austrian center displaying Quranic works by Iranian calligraphers
Thirty copies of Quranic calligraphy works created by Iranian artists are currently on display in an exhibition at the Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center of Vienna, Austria.

1,600 families with disabled children to receive houses
Some 1,600 families with two or more disabled children will get houses in the next three months, an official with Iran’s Welfare Organization has said.

Iran comes 3rd in informatics Olympiad
Iran came in third in the 28th International Olympiad in Informatics, IRIB reported on Saturday. By earning two gold medals and two silvers Iran managed to achieve the third place in the informatics Olympiad.

Ebtekar: Not much time left to preserve water resources
M a s o u m e h Ebtekar, chief of the Department of Environment, warned on Friday that Iran has little time to save its water resources.

Iran welcomes overtures from Kuwait
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, an advisor to Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani for international affairs, said on Saturday that Tehran has always welcomed expanding and boosting ties with neighboring countries including the Persian Gulf littoral states.

‘Iran can be turned into hub for Halal tourism’
Iran has the capacity to be a center for Halal tourism destination for Muslim tourists, the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO), Masoud Soltanifar, said. He called handicraft “one of the tourist attractions of religious tourism destination in Iran”.

Army: Defense industry is symbol of self-confidence and self-esteem
The Iranian Army issued a statement on Saturday calling the country’s defense industry a “symbol of self-confidence and self-esteem”.

Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences censures UN inaction on Saudi crimes in Yemen
The president of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences on Saturday leveled heavy criticism at the United Nations for its muted response to Saudi-led military strikes on Yemen that continue to kill innocent civilians in the impoverished country.